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‘A procedural tragedy’: Inmate letter exposes cracks in decades-old case

A teen convicted of murder in Fulton court in 2001 was lost in the system for two decades. Now he has a shot at a second review.

Nearly 4M to pass through ATL airport over Independence Day period

Fourth of July travel will bring nearly 4 million people through Hartsfield-Jackson.

Is your ‘doctor’ a doctor under Georgia law?

New law seeks to ensure transparency in roles of medical care providers.

What role will housing affordability play in 2024 election?

Presidential Debate in Atlanta

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ELECTION 2024

Atlanta setting for Biden-Trump showdown is packed with political significance

The Biden-Trump debate at CNN's Atlanta studio underscores Georgia's key role in the 2024 election, amid sites central to Trump's election claims and ongoing legal battles.

ELECTION 2024

Biden campaign launches pre-debate offensive across Georgia

President Joe Biden’s campaign will hold more than 200 events across Georgia this week as the Democrat’s reelection bid tries to capitalize on the Atlanta debate.

GUEST COLUMN

Presidential debates are ‘arson for truth.’ There’s a better way.

Networks have become part of the problem, giving live platforms to people who spew falsehoods.

Guide to ajc.com's coverage: We’ve got the presidential debate covered

Students and Cellphones

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OPINION

DOWNEY: To cut down on phones in schools, call on parents to help

Schools can't break kids of their cellphone attachment, as Marietta City Schools is trying with a new tough policy, without the help of parents.

More Georgia schools try to address a classroom distraction: Cellphones

Educators say the devices negatively impact students' ability to concentrate in class while parents and others worry about the impact of social media.

The latest ban: Marietta school board votes to ban cellphones in middle school classrooms

The new policy takes effect on Aug. 1.

OPINION

From a concerned parent: No smartphones for kids. Period

A parent makes an urgent appeal to eliminate smartphones and social media from children's lives, citing the negative impact on mental health and social behavior.

Metro News

MONDAY’S WEATHER

Near-record heat continues this week in metro Atlanta. Is rain in the forecast?

Highs will flirt with the 100-degree mark at least through Thursday.

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Julie Chrisley must be resentenced, court rules

Julie Chrisley, of Atlanta reality TV fame, lost her appeal on bank fraud and tax evasion charges. She faces resentencing over unclear financial accountability.

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Behind Max Fried, the Braves win a road series against one of the best teams in MLB

On Sunday, the Braves defeated New York, 3-1, in front of a sold-out Yankee Stadium crowd to take two of three from the Bronx Bombers.

Arts in Atlanta

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REVIEWS

GSU and Ger-Art exhibits explore world culture and sense of place

Two current exhibitions in Atlanta showcase the city's diverse world cultures while highlighting the challenges of achieving full cross-cultural understanding.

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Georgia among top 10 states for happiest and healthiest schools
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Suffering from back pain? Scientists say walk it off
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7 refreshing ways to hydrate without drinking water
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Public Safety and Crime

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GBI at scene of officer-involved shooting at metro Atlanta gas station

Details are limited, but several agencies are at the scene, which is at a BP gas station along Fulton Industrial Boulevard near I-20.

2 men shot, killed in NW Atlanta neighborhood

Two men in their 20s were fatally shot late Sunday night, according to authorities.

1 dead, another injured in SW Atlanta shooting

Details are limited, but the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. along Baker Drive in the Glenrose Heights neighborhood.

Man fatally shot over money during family gathering in DeKalb, police say

DeKalb police responded to gunfire at ARIUM Peachtree Creek complex on Peachtree Creek Circle, discovering a man dead in the pool area from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Metro Atlanta

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South-View Cemetery applying for historic recognition

Nearly 4M to pass through ATL airport over Independence Day period

Fourth of July travel will bring nearly 4 million people through Hartsfield-Jackson.

MONDAY’S WEATHER

Few morning showers make for steamy afternoon

A few showers are falling around metro Atlanta on Monday morning.

Georgia

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‘A procedural tragedy’: Inmate letter exposes cracks in decades-old case

The case of Leslie Singleton, convicted for the murder of an Atlanta police officer, fell through the cracks of the Fulton County court system for 22 years.

Swiss logistics company sets up American HQ in metro Atlanta

A Swiss logistics firm announced it will set up shop in a Dunwoody office building, anchoring its North American headquarters in metro Atlanta.

Mystery man who campaigned against Savannah bridge replacement plan unmasked

Businessman Reed Dulany, a longtime advocate for building a new river crossing east of downtown, launched campaign against GDOT proposal.

Opinion

OPINION

Georgia’s justice gap has easy solutions to keep Georgians more productive

We can help Georgians solve their civil legal issues, move on and live better lives.

OPINION

Georgia Medicaid is in crisis with 700,000 disenrolled amid unwinding

The state’s failure to protect residents is a public health oversight and a moral failing.

OPINION

Presidential debates are ‘arson for truth.’ There’s a better way.

Networks have become part of the problem, giving live platforms to people who spew falsehoods.

Election 2024

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Here's a look at Trump's VP shortlist and why each contender may get picked or fall short

Donald Trump is finalizing his vice presidential shortlist, poised to announce his choice in the days leading up to or during next month’s Republican National Convention.

Donations to Donald Trump skyrocket after guilty verdict

About one-fifth of the money Donald Trump raised this year in Georgia came during the two days after he was found guilty in New York City of 34 felony counts.

Trump campaign opens Savannah office, but Atlanta is most on Georgia’s mind

As Thursday’s debate day approaches, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, state lawmakers tout Trump’s candidacy, predict a Biden “beatdown.”

Trump-Biden debate: Watch parties planned across metro Atlanta

As President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump face off in Thursday's debate, supporters have options all over the region to watch with like-minded individuals.

Politically Georgia

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LISTEN

Roe v. Wade ended two years ago, but it’s a factor in 2024’s elections

The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave states power over abortion can be seen on the state’s ballot, a Democratic operative tells ‘Politically Georgia’

Biden campaign swarms Georgia ahead of presidential debate

President Joe Biden's campaign is planning more than 200 events across Georgia this week. He will be debating former President Donald Trump in Atlanta on Thursday.

LISTEN

Politicos break down the runoff results

Republican Stephen Lawson and Democrat Gloria Butler recap runoff races on "Politically Georgia."

Kemp calls on GOP to strengthen ground game ahead of election

Your daily jolt of news and analysis from the AJC politics team.

Latest politics

Georgia

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Battle for Georgia General Assembly centers on a few swing districts

Democrats say they’re poised to flip a handful of General Assembly seats in this year’s elections.

Mystery man who campaigned against Savannah bridge replacement plan unmasked

Businessman Reed Dulany, a longtime advocate for building a new river crossing east of downtown, launched campaign against GDOT proposal.

Donations to Donald Trump skyrocket after guilty verdict

About one-fifth of the money Donald Trump raised this year in Georgia came during the two days after he was found guilty in New York City of 34 felony counts.

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ELECTION 2024

Atlanta setting for Biden-Trump showdown is packed with political significance

Republicans see Georgia as a must-win state. Democrats want to repeat President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory here.

ELECTION 2024

Biden campaign launches pre-debate offensive across Georgia

President Joe Biden’s campaign will hold more than 200 events across Georgia this week as the Democrat’s reelection bid tries to capitalize on the Atlanta debate.

Postal Service delivery woes are years in the making; Georgia lawmakers seek fix

Georgia has been ground zero for some of the worst U.S. Postal Service issues.

Columnists

Food & Dining

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Review: Auburn Angel serves ‘food made with soul’ in historic neighborhood

After sitting dormant for a decade, the corner space on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood has been reborn as Auburn Angel after being purchased by restaurat

Sucre bringing French pastries to Brookhaven and more metro Atlanta dining news

LISTEN: Owner of plant-based Vinings restaurant Plantbaed talks vegan cooking

In the June 20 episode, AJC deputy food editor Yvonne Zusel, who sat in for Ligaya, was joined by Anne Onyeneho, who shared insights into her new plant-based restaurant Plantb...

Try these 3 new spirits from metro Atlanta distilleries

Here are three new offerings from Atlanta-based distilleries that would make a good addition to your bar cart this summer.

UATL

Black women find freedom, healing and joy in rugged world of Atlanta roller derby

In Atlanta, a growing number of Black women are embracing what is widely considered a white-dominated fringe sport: roller derby.

Lifestyle

7 refreshing ways to hydrate without drinking water

Try blending watermelon for a refreshing juice, or create a vibrant agua fresca by mixing your favorite fruits with water and a splash of lime.

Atlanta Contemporary exhibits works from ‘Real Atlanta’ creatives at annual Art Party

Suffering from back pain? Scientists say walk it off

Back pain affects more than 800 million around the world and costs the U.S. more than $12 billion a year. Simply walking might help.

Entertainment

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Ms. Pat explains why she was fired from V-103, calls Tigger ‘a hater’

Ms. Pat, who was fired from V-103 late last year, told The Breakfast Club she was "shocked" by the firing and dubbed primary host Big Tigger "a hater."

Reports: Kenya Moore suspended from ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

Reality stars Kim Zolciak, Kroy Biermann drop mansion price a third time

Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann dropped the price of their home a third time, now to $4.2 million from $4.5 million.

Health

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Is your ‘doctor’ a doctor under Georgia law?

New law seeks to ensure transparency in roles of medical care providers.

BIRD FLU 2024

CDC has 1M bird flu tests ready, but almost no testing so far amid government roadblocks

Researchers say bird flu tests are still hard to get and say a lack of early testing was a key reason the U.S. fared so poorly with in itis initial response to COVID-19

Lung cancer increases in non-smoking women baffle scientists

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Liberty County School System bans cellphones during class

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

Albany celebrates opening of new facilities at local airport

The city of Albany celebrated the newest additions at the recently opened general aviation terminal and corporate hangar complex at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

Thousands of Black Civil War troops organized in Macon. This veteran is keeping their history alive

Lonnie Davis’ living history presentations ensure Middle Georgia residents know about the Georgia African Brigade.

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Investigations

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‘A procedural tragedy’: Inmate letter exposes cracks in decades-old case

The case of Leslie Singleton, convicted for the murder of an Atlanta police officer, fell through the cracks of the Fulton County court system for 22 years.

Georgia district attorney warns prison conditions threaten public safety

Middle Georgia district attorney says that social media post made by a teen inmate recently sent to a maximum-security prison demonstrates security failures in the state priso...

Kemp hires consultants to examine troubled state prison system

Ahead of a federal investigation of Georgia's state prisons, Gov. Kemp hires consultants to assess the agency amid record violence and murders.

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Deputy-involved shooting investigation underway, heavy police presence at metro Atlanta BP

2 killed in northwest Atlanta, police searching for shooter

2 killed in northwest Atlanta, police searching for shooter

Near record heat continues

Near record heat continues

Photos

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PHOTOS: GBI at scene of shooting involving law enforcement in metro Atlanta

Several agencies are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting along Fulton Industrial Boulevard early Wednesday morning.

Photos: Dream fall to Liberty at home

The Atlanta Dream lost to the New York Liberty, 96-75, on Sunday.

Photos: Braves take two of three from Yankees

The Braves played at the Yankees on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series. The Braves won, 3-1, to take two of the games in New York.

Podcasts

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Listen: Start spreading the news; Braves take 2 of 3 from Yankees

Southern Fried Soccer: Reviewing Atlanta United’s win Wednesday, previewing Saturday at St. Louis

LISTEN

Roe v. Wade ended two years ago, but it’s a factor in 2024’s elections

Georgia Win List's Melita Easters talks the landscape of reproductive rights in Georgia, as Monday marks two years since Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.